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How to Connect Cabinets Correct tools are a must Ratchet or screw clamps, not squeeze Pilot hole and countersink bit needed Wall cabinets first CLICK HERE to Get Tim's FREE & FUNNY Newsletter! DEAR TIM: I’m on a very tight budget and remodeling my kitchen by myself. I’m having great difficulty connecting my cabinets together. […]

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Cabinet knobs, especially kitchen cabinet knobs, are very important pieces of hardware. But cabinet knob placement is an issue for many, as some people just don't know exactly where to place the knob on the cabinet door. Kitchen cabinet knobs and pulls can be installed professionally, if you use a handy template and the right tools.

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Brenda Steele is getting ready to move into a new house in Bentonville, AR. But before the closing, there was a water leak in the kitchen. Here's her story: "We are under contract to buy a new home and are waiting for loan approval. We received a call saying someone left the kitchen sink on and […]

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Quick Column Summary: How to paint over stain Painting Kitchen Cabinets ebook Video link Olivia Stewart wants to paint her stained-wood cabinets. She lives in Oakland, CA. "What kind of paint do you use to paint over stained cabinets? I do not want to use a stain paint.  My cabinets are wood and over 30 […]

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Quick Column Summary: Screwing cabinets to concrete wall Attach wood 2x4s to concrete Attach cabinets to 2x4s Video link James Toth, who has his hammer out in Bridgeport, CT, is itching to install wood cabinets on a poured concrete wall. Here's what he wrote after watching the video below. Be sure to read MY REPLY […]

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Quick Column Summary: New building upgrades Credit for standard cabinets or flooring Original pricing for cabinets / floors plus price of upgrade Larry Niccum, who now lives in Ogden, UT but is moving west to Mesquite, NV, had a stumper question to a sales rep at a Del Webb community. Here's what Larry sent me: […]

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Quick Column Summary: How to use wood filler Hard to match the look of wood Filler keeps stain uneven Wood conditioners can help DEAR TIM: I’ve never had great success filling cracks in stained wood surfaces. I’ve tried different wood fillers and the crack looks the same or worse after the repair. When I use […]

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Quick Column Summary: How to attach shelving on pocket door wall Glue and nail cleats for support Use construction adhesive for the best support DEAR TIM: We have a pocket door to our pantry in our kitchen. We plan to install 10-inch-deep wood shelving perpendicular to the pocket door wall. This means we need to […]

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Kitchen islands provide great working surfaces. You don't always have to purchase a new island for your kitchen. Classified websites can help you find a used island that you can refinish to match your kitchen cabinetry.

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When installing kitchen cabinet pulls, it is helpful to make a custom template or jig. This ensures the proper location for drilling the mounting holes for the cabinet pulls and knobs. Kitchen cabinets are expensive, be sure you mount the drawer knobs properly.

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